SHIROCKFEST, an annual international rock festival of Manipur, is an exclusive to Shirui Lily Festival organised by Tourism Department, Government of Manipur. It would be held from 24th April to 28th April 2018 in Bakshi Ground, Ukhrul Headquarters, Manipur. It's a ticket-free international music festival to promote the conservation of our endangered state flower Shirui Lily and to promote young talented Artistes, which will in turn promote eco-tourism in Manipur. The last edition- ShiRock 2017-was a grand success with a crowd turnout of 30,000 to 40,000 per day.
The major attraction of this festival is the ShiRock Band Competition wherein different bands from the entire Northeast regions will clash for Shirock 2018 title worth Rs 10 Lakh. This edition of ShiRock will feature two internationally renowned Rock Bands "Steelheart" and "Queensryche" on the opening and closing days respectively. These famous bands will perform in India for the very first time at Bakshi Ground, Ukhrul, Manipur.
Shirui Lily flower is a unique and rare species of terrestrial lily grown naturally, and only found in Shirui peak in Ukhrul, Manipur. This seasonal flower, which blooms in Summer, is famous because it cannot be transplanted elsewhere in the world despite numerous attempts made by researchers and scientists. Hence the name, Shirui Lily.Links: